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Silicone Surface Science Opportunities

  • F. W. Gordon Fearon
  • Michael J. Owen

Abstract

In some circles it has become fashionable to argue that the great days of scientific discovery are over and what science now knows is more or less what it will ever know. An example of this genre is “The End of Science, Facing the limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age” by John Horgan1. For a senior interpreter of science to believe not only that the most exciting discoveries have already been made but also that the remaining mysteries may well stay unsolved is a marked example of the currently popular disillusion with science and technology. Technophobia can arise in unexpected places but there is little room for it in the expanding field of synthetic silicon-based materials.

Keywords

Methyl Chloride Release Coating Liquid Surface Tension Surface Active Material Silicone Surfactant 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. W. Gordon Fearon
    • 1
  • Michael J. Owen
    • 1
  1. 1.Dow Corning CorporationMidlandUSA

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